Ethics Issues in IP: Transactions, Prosecution, and Litigation
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This program covers the common ethics issues that IP attorneys confront on a regular basis. Topics include:
• New rules and key opinions
• Confidentiality and privilege in IP cases, including issues arising from protective order violations
• Duty of loyalty and conflict issues
• Duties related to candor to the USPTO and courts
• Duties regarding third parties
• USPTO OED rule changes and disciplinary decisions
Michelle Greer Galloway
Michelle Greer Galloway has been an associate, partner and is currently of counsel to the Cooley Litigation department and its IP group. She is a patent litigator and if a former chair of the ABA IP Section, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee and she received the Recognition of Outstanding Leadership Contribution in 2013. She also served on the California Lawyers Association Litigation Section Executive Committee. In addition to her IP work, Michelle works with companies, teams and individuals on leadership and management skills. In addition to her practice, she is a Lecturer teaching courses in patent litigation and professional development and management skills at Stanford Law School and a lecturer at Santa Clara Law School teaching courses in patent litigation, pre-trial litigation techniques, and law practice management. She also teaches IP courses at IE University (Spain).
Eric A. Prager is a partner in the IP Transactions group of Venable LLP, where he is based in the firm’s New York office. He has focused his practice on intellectual property matters for more than 25 years, with an emphasis in the advertising, digital media, and software industries. His work spans all substantive areas of IP law in both contentious and non-contentious engagements. He is a frequent author and speaker on IP issues. He has been the national chair of an annual two-day legal program called “Intellectual Property Issues in Business Transactions” (Practising Law Institute), and he co-developed and co-chaired an annual two-day program called “Standard Setting and Patent Pools” (Law Seminars International). He has also served more than 10 years as Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham Law School.